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NFL notebook: McCarthy addressed Packers players

Mike McCarthy was back in front of the Green Bay Packers’ players on Wednesday. Three days after being fired, he was given the opportunity to address his now former players after making a request to do so. Dec 2, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy walks off the field after the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports “He wanted an opportunity to speak with the team. I was 100 percent, fully supportive … and he…

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NFL: Packers end era of playing it safe with McCarthy firing

(Reuters) – When the Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthyon Sunday they ended an era that many believed kept them stuck in an outdated brand of football. Dec 2, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy walks off the field after the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports While the likes of the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs represent the future of the National Football League, with their young gunslinger quarterbacks and…

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NFL: Packers fire head coach McCarthy after 13 seasons

(Reuters) – The Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy on Sunday, ending his 13-season tenure in charge of the storied National Football League (NFL) team. Dec 2, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy walks off the field after the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports McCarthy guided the Packers to a fourth Super Bowl triumph in the 2010 season and the franchise won their division six times and made the playoffs nine times…

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Republic of Ireland: McCarthy named manager with Kenny taking over in 2020

Mick McCarthy has been named Republic of Ireland manager but will be succeeded by Stephen Kenny after the Euro 2020 campaign. The news of the surprise succession process, which broke on Saturday evening, was confirmed by the Football Association of Ireland on Sunday. Kenny has been appointed Under-21 boss but will take the main job in 2020. McCarthy, who will be starting his second stint as manager, will give a news conference on Sunday afternoon. Kenny is not scheduled to speak to the media until Monday. The Republic job became…

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Republic of Ireland: Kenny to replace McCarthy as manager in 2020

Mick McCarthy will be unveiled as Republic of Ireland boss on Sunday but he will be replaced by Stephen Kenny after the Euro 2020 finals. McCarthy has penned a two-year deal while Dundalk manager Kenny will take charge of the Republic’s U21 side before moving up to the senior post. It was expected that McCarthy would succeed Martin O’Neill and start a second spell as Republic boss. That he will be replaced by Kenny has come as a major surprise. More to follow. Source link

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Brexit blind dates: June Sarpong and ex-Stig Perry McCarthy

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch the best bits of June and Perry’s date What happens when two strong-minded individuals from opposite sides of the Brexit debate sit down for dinner? To find out, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has organised a series of blind dates. June Sarpong is a broadcaster who campaigned for Remain. Perry McCarthy is an ex-racing driver who became the first Stig on Top Gear, and is firmly opposed to the EU. They went into the meal without knowing who they would be…

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England: Danny Rose & Alex McCarthy out of squad to play Croatia and Spain

Alex McCarthy and Danny Rose are the latest withdrawals from a squad that has already seen James Tarkowski and Luke Shaw drop out Tottenham full-back Danny Rose and Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy have withdrawn from the England squad for this month’s Nations League matches with minor injuries. The pair have returned to their clubs before Gareth Southgate’s squad fly out to face Croatia on Friday. Both arrived at the camp with pre-existing injuries and will not be replaced in the 25-man squad. Rose’s absence may mean a first senior start…

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Braves RHP McCarthy retiring after this season

Though he hopes to recover from a knee injury and pitch again, Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon McCarthy plans to retire at the end of the 2018 season, he told MLB.com. Jun 24, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy (32) pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports “I’m done after this,” McCarthy said in a story published Tuesday. “This is it. The offseason is the rest of my life. If I was going to keep playing,…

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Southampton 0-0 Burnley: Alex McCarthy earns point for Southampton

Alex McCarthy retained his position in goal after starting in Southampton’s last Premier League game against Manchester City in May An inspired performance from goalkeeper Alex McCarthy helped Southampton earn a point against Burnley at St Mary’s. Burnley controlled the tempo early on in the game, despite only returning from Europa League action on Friday. McCarthy denied Aaron Lennon early on before keeping out Jeff Hendrick’s low first-half header. But the hosts came back into the game when new signings Danny Ings and Mohamed Elyounoussi were introduced to the action.…

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